The greatest thing about the iPhone is that you can buy or download tons of apps that allow you to do just about anything you can imagine with your phone. That includes great music apps. In this post, I’d like to share with you 10 music apps for music lovers that can easily turn your iPhone into a music powerhouse!
I’ve covered apps that let you listen to an unlimited number of songs, learn lyrics, listen to live radio and even create music with everyday noises. If you know of more great music apps, let us know in the comments section.
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1. Audiogalaxy Mobile
Listen to music from your own home collection, not only from your laptop but also your iPhone, iPod and other handheld devices with this app. It just needs a cloud-based access Internet connection and you won’t need to sync your devices, just your music library with your account and off you go to music dreamland.
2. Pandora Radio
The Pandora Radio app compiles customized playlists based on the music you like; it’s essentially a free personalized radio. The bad news is you have just 40 hours of free music per month. But with only $ 0.99, you can get an "unlimited" upgrade, create stations from a particular artist or song, email the station to a friend, bookmark favorite songs and buy tracks on iTunes.
Slacker iPhone app gives you access to unlimited music on your phone. It has an elegant interface that can be customized and is extremely easy to use. You can listen to the music from the huge stream and choose from millions of artists in its library. Also, you can listen to over 100 radio stations in good sound quality.
Ever heard a song on the radio but can’t wrap your finger around what the song’s name or who the singer is? Shazam can help you solve your “What was this song?” issue for good. Just hold your iPhone near the device that is playing and the app will "listen in" and identify the song title, artist and album for you!
TuneWiki is both a radio player and a lyrics decoder. It has a huge number of music streams to choose from and you can get the lyrics and the songs via its radio or from your iTunes music library. It also lets you search for a song via the lyrics (or even from just the parts you could catch).
Listen to music while on the go? If you walk, run and drive with your music on, volume is probably one of the hardest but most necessary thing to adjust for a good listening experience. Adaptunes adjusts the volume for you based on the speed you are moving. It keeps your hands free and gives you different sound adaption modes to choose from. You can also create a playlist with Adaptunes for on-the-spot sound adjustments.
7. Songkick Concerts
Songkick Concerts app is a good local concerts finder. It can track the upcoming concerts of artists in your iTunes library or Spotify playlists as well as artists you like on Facebook, Pandora, or any other service you add to your Last.fm account. The app then creates a detailed calendar of every available concert and you can export it to Google Calendar or Outlook. It can also be shared on your Facebook stream.
8. Sir Sampleton
Remember the toy keyboards you used to play with in the 80′s? This is an app that mimic that gameplay on top of a few other features. Sir Sampleton allows you to record and change sounds, mix beats and save your recordings for replays. You can create music with your voice, surrounding noise and other noise sources you fancy turning into a tune.
Remember those catchy songs that get stuck in your head and plays over and over again? Well, if you ever need to inflict that on someone (as a prank or for revenge), send a catchy song to them with Earworms. There are 20 songs included with video clips attached; just pick one and email it to the victim. Songs can be downloaded in various languages.
10. Top 100s by Year
Top 100s by Year app provides a wide database of 100 most popular songs from each year starting from 1947 till today. You can search songs by year, see the full year listing and listen to the song you chose. It lets you buy any song on iTunes or watch its video on YouTube. Top 100s by Year is a great app for those who are feeling nostalgic for songs that were great hits of yesteryears.